A few weeks ago DFW was plagued by Icemegedon. If you haven’t heard, here in Dallas we don’t do know how to deal with snow and ice, so if any precipitation falls, especially when it turns to ice, the world stops. Unfortunately tests don’t and the hubs had a biggie (his BAR exam), so we were forced to stay as close as possible to the testing center in Fort Worth. For him, the stay was a necessity, for us, we had a reason for a “getaway” even if we didn’t get to go too far from home (or the hotel), it was a change of scenery. And a heated indoor pool didn’t hurt either.
So off to the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa we went. A long time hotel in downtown Fort Worth, I was excited to have a chance to check out its recent renovation and changes it would be making over the next few weeks. With a few days to spare indoors, we would be able to take a look around the hotel and take it for a test drive! (I mentioned the heated pool while it was snowing, right?)
Perfectly located only two VERY short blocks from the Fort Worth Convention Center, the Sheraton Fort Worth will soon be complete with renovations to:
- Guest Rooms
- Club Level Guest Rooms
- Club Lounge
- Lobby Bar
- Lobby-level Perks breakfast and lunch bistro
The room was the ideal size for a family that had two kiddos that needed space to move around, an oversized couch and a table space for me to make snacks for the kids. For mom I had the work set-up to power through what I needed to take care of my work load. And then there was the uber comfortable couch that we could all fit on comfortably while we watch TV!
Somehow I was able to steal an hour to enjoy a one-hour massage from the Spa. The full-service salon provides everything a gal or guy could want to revive and recharge including nails, hair, facial and my needed solution, a much-needed massage from the spa director that goes down as one of my favorites ever. REALLY.
After feeling like a million bucks at the spa, the family sat down for dinner at the hotel. Met quickly by a very friendly waiter, we were seated. While the service was a little slow (we blamed the snow and probably a understaffed restaurant due to the ice), we had a hot dinner steps from our room. I was glad the menu including innovate entrees the adults enjoyed and the kids’ favorites well made and with lots of flavor. Had I have had a refrigerator, I’m pretty sure I would have made my leftovers a midnight snack.
Of course our favorite part of the stay had to be the heated pool, Warm and toasty, the kids were able to splash and play in the big pool and I was able to relax a little in the Jacuzzi.
What a way to enjoy a nice cold stay in Fort Worth! Next time we’ll try it when it’s sunny outside and see what other fun we can have staying at the Sheraton Fort Worth.
REMEMBER, Now until March 31, enter to win a Fort Worth Weekend Getaway with:
- 2-night stay at Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa
- 2 tickets to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth plus free entrance to the Kimbell Art Museum
- A $100 gift certificate to dine at Cantina Laredo
- A $100 gift certificate to Best Store Dirty Laundry Boutique
Sheraton Fort Worth
1701 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Looking for fun with the kids while you’re in Fort Worth (and there’s not ice on the ground?) Here’s our family-friendly Fort Worth day trip ideas featured on the Visit Fort Worth blog.